Super foods — foods that are particularly healthy — are the talk of nutrition focused people these days. Beets are considered by some to be just such a super food. They’re low in calories and full of soluble and insoluble fiber. The nitrates in beets are good for you heart and therefore also good for working out. The vitamins in beets can help maintain healthy vision. Beets help control inflamation and are good for you brain as well. Go out and get yourself some beets today and tap your feet to the nutritious beet.
- Beets are a great source of inorganic nitrate, which the human body nitric acid, a vasodilator, that is it relaxes the human blood vessels and eases blood pressure.
- When blood vessels are more relaxed they make better conveyors for nutrients and oxygen, making them more responsive in athletic circumstances as well.
- Two key eye health nutrients can be found in the lowly beet, specifically, zeaxanthin and lutein.
“Beyond their basic nutrition profile, beets have a slew of amazing qualities that can help promote good health, especially as part of a whole-food, plant-based diet.”